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08-22-2009, 11:15 PM
Hello - our family (myself, hubby, and 6 children) are going on a 5-day road trip in a few days. We'll spend 2 days traveling and 3 days at relative's homes. I eat all raw, but my family doesn't, although they are usually at the high raw level and we have no sugar or white flour in our house anymore.
So far, I'm planning to take my Vitamix and fix green smoothies every day, plus I have been preparing lots of finger foods such as nuts, trail mix, dried bananas and other fruit, fruit leather, granola, cinnamon rolls, etc. I'm also planning for us to eat big salads for dinner a couple of nights, and I'm hoping to make raw tacos at my dad's house.
Does anyone else have any great ideas? What about sandwich fillings? I have some raw bread and crackers already prepared, and I know we could take veggie sticks and use it as a dip as well. My family does eat my homemade cooked bread, is there something easy that I could enjoy along with them besides almond butter/honey in their bread? What are your favorite raw sandiwch fillings?
Thanks so much!
08-23-2009, 01:27 AM
Sounds like you have it Covered. Maybe you'll be able to shop at a few Markets or find a RAW place to eat. Have a RAWonderful Vacation.
08-23-2009, 01:42 AM
I ran across this info the other day -- had googled "traveling raw food" since I am going on a 10-day cruise next month.
Some good tips for kids if you scroll down.
Maybe this will help you, too - it is from thebestofrawfood.com
Top 5 Travel Tips
Raw Food Travel Tip 1 - Local Health Store
First, look in the yellow pages for the nearest health store. (You could do this on-line too if you have internet access). Of course an organic farm or any other place where you can buy fresh organic produce will do.
Second, find out how to get to the store. I had a rental car and only needed a map to look up directions. Alternatively, you can take a taxi, bus, or ask the hotel host.
Third, take a travel shopping list. I always carry shopping lists with me. I have one specially for travel. Here's a brief one:
Sun dried Tomatos;
Basil or fresh Pesto;
Fresh local fruits;
Fresh local vegetables.
Thus prepared, you go to the store and buy the necessary foods for a raw food survival.
Raw Food Travel Tip 2 - Bring Super Foods
Use a container for baby formula from Avent to carry super foods during travel. It has three different compartments for baby formula. You fill them with whole superfood powders.
The first, I fill with a mixture of green powder and blue green algea.
The second and third, I fill with my mixture of super foods (raw chocolate, macca, bee pollen, msm, etc.)
Using the Avent container you can easily make yourself a super drink. You'll just need water. No spoon needed. No mess.
Raw Food Travel Tip 3 - Pack Raw Snacks
Bringing raw snack food is a must. I always bring hulled hemp seed, sea weed and goji berries in a zip lock bag. This way, I aways have something quick and easy handy.
I love the hemp seed because this seed doesn't need soaking before eating and it's an excellent sourse of raw protein and healthy fats. Sea weed and goji berries are full of minerals and easy to bring along too.
Other suggestions are raw nuts, trail mix, dehydrated snacks (cookies, granola, crackers) or Larabars.
I love cabbage. I often bring a zip lock bag with shredded cabbage. It keeps well and you can eat it as is, or mix with avocado and lemon for a great quick salad.
For my kids (1 and 6 years old) I bring:
Raw crackers/cookies, and/or
Raw Food Travel Tip 4 - Important Equipment
I like to travel light. Bring only the minimum. No big juicer or blender. I only bring these two:
For longer travels also bring:
Spoon (for mixin);
Hand blender (i.e. Kitchen Aid);
Juilienne peeler (for quickly making pasta strings out of squash);
Raw Food Travel Tip 5 - Must Bring Along
When you bring these too, you can truly make yourselves gourmet food on your trip.
My favorite sweetener. Small and easy to carry with you. You can make your own alkalizing raw lemonade with fresh lemons. Or your own quick tomato pasta sauce.
With a high quality of extra virgin olive oil you can always make your own salad dressing with some leomon. I bring a small travel bottle. Sometimes I pre-mix my salad dressing.
Himalya Sea Salt
I sometimes have to cook for family members that aren't 100% raw, like my husband or oldest daughter. If I do, I always like to add my own high quality Himalaya sea salt so I don't have to use cheap table salt.
I don't like to ever be without high quality drinking water, so I always bring some bottles filled with my own filtered water. At least for the travel itself. Once at your destination, you can buy acceptable drinking water at most places.
08-23-2009, 10:31 AM
Thanks - these are some great ideas!
08-23-2009, 03:31 PM
Very awesome ideas. I just returned from Alaska recently, and although I gave up being fully raw, I did found the raw candy bars were wonderful for being on the run, hiking, all-day cruises, etc. We have a packed schedule, and hubby is not raw, so rather than try to order raw and go hungry, I splurged on crab and salmon for dinner. I can say I paid for it, too. My body definitely feels much better being home and back on raw. I don't regret the vacation, though, as stressing over being raw with my grease loving hubby would have been difficult. Airport security scanned my backpack several times, so be careful what you take there. They took my solid honey away (forgotten it was in there), but surprisingly allowed my guacamole (plane lunch). The candy bars set off the scanner, too, but they didn't take those away.
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